By: Ram Yadav
Message: I reproduce below:-Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s media advisor Sanjaya Baru, in one of the interviews after the release of his book
The Accidental Prime Minister' had pointed out, in Congress, loyalty is more important than meritocracy. Apart from calling Baru’s book a piece of fiction,
Congress didn’t attack him on the facts. The biggest criticism against Baru was that he was “disloyal”.
Kharge is not the first person to be awarded for his loyalty. All the three home ministers in the two terms of UPA government got their positions in spite of not being a great electoral success. In fact, Shivraj Patil had lost his Lok Sabha elections and yet given the all powerful and important home portfolio. Sushil Kumar Shinde, another loyalist, was pulled out of his retirement.